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Prothero, Donald R
Catastrophes! : earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, and other earth-shattering disasters / Donald R. Prothero ; with illustrations by Pat Linse
Alternate Title Earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, and other earth-shattering disasters
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2011
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QE506 .P76 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Natural disasters
Catastrophes (Geology)
Physical Description 326 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-313) and index
Contents Prologue : catastrophism and uniformitarianism -- Earthquakes : the Earth in upheaval -- Tsunamis : the sea rises up -- Volcanoes : hell's cauldron -- Landslides : gravity always wins -- Floods : raging waters -- Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons : nature on the rampage -- Tornadoes : funnels of death -- Blizzards : white death -- Ice ages : frozen planet -- Greenhouse planet : too hot to handle? -- Mass extinctions : when life nearly died -- Can we survive nature and our own folly?

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